ASHLYN SIMMONS powering home to win the 600 metres. (Pictures by Kenmore Bynoe.)
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Competing for her club Jump Start, Simmons was in a no-nonsense mood after dismissing the field to win both the Under-13 Girls’ 600 and 400 metres in two separate timed finals.
She was literally running against the clock on both occasions, speeding away from her closest rivals to take the 600 in one minute, 46.84 seconds before clocking 1:05.26 to take the 400 metres.
It put the cap on a wildly successful day for Jump Start, who topped the meet with 12 wins, including two from promising Under-9 talent Jasmine Hurdle.
She, too, was unchallenged on the day after taking the 50 metres sprint in 8.60 seconds and then clocking 12.72 seconds in the ensuing 80.
Unfortunately, spectators were robbed of the anticipated matchup between St Michael School speedsters Samiya Dell and Skye Spencer-Layne, who were put in opposite heats of the Under-15 Girls’ 75-metres hurdles. (JM)
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